Facebook, despite its ubiquity, has naver been very accessible. The pages are densely cluttered with an overload of information. Since the company is not doing much about it, there is now a Facebook Accessibility project going on at the volunteer developer group, Project Possibility. But I digress.
Facebook has developed a free app, Facebook for iPhone, that brings most of Facebook’s functionality to the iPhone. Unfortunately, it also brings the lack of accessibility. There is no zoom, no landacape mode, no adjustable font, etc. The app packs as much as it can onto the tiny screen, keeping its big brother’s cluttered look. For me, the color sheme is particularly bad with its blue and white theme.
There are alternatives. Facebook’s iPhone web site, with its sister page,Facebook’s mobile web site, offer one advantage, landscape mode. They don’t pack the same punch as the app and don’t have the same polish, but landscape mode makes them easier to read.If you find this post useful or interesting, please consider buying me a cup of coffee.